Is Adoption An Alternative To Abortion? Latest News!

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : December 31, 2021

Many enemies of abortion rejoice at the decision of multiple women in the United States who delivery an unwanted baby and then give it up for adoption.

Is Adoption An Alternative To Abortion? Latest News!

There is a huge demand for adoption. This figure is about 30 times as many women who are willing to get the baby aborted instead. 

Is Adoption An Alternative To Abortion

Most people who give birth to a baby choose to keep it for themselves.

Elizabeth Bartholet said that it was ridiculous to say that there is no problem in eliminating abortion as the kids could just be placed in the adoption system. She said that it was not going to be an event without any emotions and that it would feel very unnatural to give away a child that you have just given birth to as there is going to be a bond and a connection.

The Supreme Court had oral arguments regarding a law in Mississippi that bans most abortions after a period of 15 weeks. Following this, debates surrounding adoption as an alternative have intensified.

If the law is upheld by the high court’s conservative majority, it could overrule Roe v. Wade. 

This is a famous case that gave people all over the nation the right to abort a baby.

Barrett said that if women who were unable to afford an adoption had the option of leaving the baby at a safe location, they could all prevent being forced into parenthood. This way, the infant may also get adopted in the process.

The reason why many women choose to keep their babies is due to the powerful bond that is formed between the mother and the baby. This connection complicates the decision of putting a baby up for adoption.

Doctors and clinic operators know this fact well. They have said that the new arguments that the need for abortions could be negated by adoption are very misleading.

Ashley Brink said that that is not the reality and that people’s decisions and choices have been undermined by the law. She added that their ability to control their lives and futures have also been impeded.

The comments of Barrett were thought to be thoughtless by Bartholet. She said that these comments did not acknowledge the fact that many women will have deep emotional bonds with their babies. 

She added that this would hold true even if it was an unwanted pregnancy.

Grace Howard said that right after birth, these bonds grow even stronger.

There is no official figure on the number of children that are adopted out of foster care even though the American Government tracks this number.

From the figures available, it is clear to see that very few women actually put their babies up for adoption once they have carried the pregnancy to term.

Some women who have had abortions after the pregnancy was unwanted have said that the decision has been very hard to make. Barbara Lee said that when she was a teenager, she received a back-alley abortion.

She said that adoption is not an alternative to pregnancy and it is only an alternative to parenting.

She said that the fight for abortion rights is about everyone’s right to make free choices about their own health and not about an individual’s stance on abortion.

Across the United States in 2014, there were a reported 18,000 infant adoptions. At the same time, there were close to a million abortions in the country.

Ryan Hanlon says that there is a massive gap between the number of couples who want to adopt and the number of babies up for adoption.

He said that there are dozens of people waiting.

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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